Having received his bachelor's degree in 1997 from Thomas Aquinas College, John Mortensen spent the next ten years in Europe where he studied theology and philosophy in Austria, Oxford, and Rome. From 2002 to 2007 he was Assistant Professor at the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, teaching courses in logic, natural philosophy, metaphysics, fundamental theology, and Trinitarian theology. During these years he also held the positions of Director of Finance and subsequently Vice President of Administration. He completed a doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in theology. Dr. Mortensen's research has centered on Aquinas's doctrine of analogy, especially as it pertains to St. Thomas's account of the mystery of the Trinity and of the divine causality of human freedom. He specializes in the work of Aristotle and Aquinas, but his interests also include spiritual theology (above all in the Carmelite tradition) and Mariology.